perf-list-digest Wednesday, July 8 1998 Volume 01 : Number 020



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In this issue:

FTE Perf - Re: Cooling problem
FTE Perf - Humidity and engine performance
Re: FTE Perf - Re: Cooling problem
Re: FTE Perf - Rear end needs
FTE Perf - air cleaners
Re: FTE Perf - air cleaners
Re: FTE Perf - air cleaners
FTE Perf - proportioning valve compatability?
FTE Perf - 94 F-250 4wd performance/mileage

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Date: Tue, 7 Jul 1998 08:11:28 -0500
From: lordjanusz juno.com (Paul M Radecki)
Subject: FTE Perf - Re: Cooling problem

> When the weather gets above 100 degrees, I have a cooling problem.
>I
>think it's mostly attributable to the headers (2.5" exhaust from the
>collectors and 16" turbos) as I run a four core radiator, remote trans
>cooler, aggressive pitch six blade fan and 50/50 coolant mixture. With
>a 180
>degree thermostat, it likes to run at 190 and will get up to 205/210
>if I'm
>stuck in traffic. Forget running the a/c. Anybody have any
>thoughts/solutions on that?
>
Wrap your headers with header insulating tape. Better yet, have them
coated with Jet-Hot or a similar substance since the tape can trap
moisture and promote rust. Also, try an oil cooler. Every bit helps!

lordjanusz juno.com

'94 F150 (300ci) '73 F100 (360ci) '97 Saturn (wife's car)

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Date: Tue, 07 Jul 1998 08:06:00 -0700
From: Keith Srb
Subject: FTE Perf - Humidity and engine performance

HI gang,

Well in the last three days here in AZ the humidity went from 20% up to 84%
this morning, the temperature is supposed to be around 105. And they say
it is a dry heat, my ***. Anyway, what effect does this drastic change in
humidity do to an engine. My 74 did not want to start or run worth a s***
today, actually, it hasn't run very well the last three days.

Later

Keith Srb herbie netvalue.net
Performance List Admin.

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Date: Tue, 7 Jul 1998 07:59:49 -0700
From: "George"
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Re: Cooling problem

> When the weather gets above 100 degrees, I have a cooling problem.
>I think it's mostly attributable to the headers (2.5" exhaust from the
>collectors and 16" turbos) as I run a four core radiator, remote trans
>cooler, aggressive pitch six blade fan and 50/50 coolant mixture. With
>a 180 degree thermostat, it likes to run at 190 and will get up to 205/210
>if I'm stuck in traffic. Forget running the a/c. Anybody have any
>thoughts/solutions on that?

Wrap your headers with header insulating tape. Better yet, have them
coated with Jet-Hot or a similar substance since the tape can trap
moisture and promote rust. Also, try an oil cooler. Every bit helps!

lordjanusz juno.com


I have a remote oil filter and cooler and, according to Ford Motorsport and
others, that cools only the oil, not the heads/block. We're talking pulling
the engine to r&r the headers. Zilch clearance. Does anybody have any
experience with running one of the aftermarket electric fans with the 460?

George

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Date: Tue, 7 Jul 1998 10:46:52 -0700
From: "George"
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - Rear end needs

I am writing this post for one reason only ... I NEED A REAR END ... or at
least some info ... I have a 53F250 that i want to put a new rear end ..or
at
least newer . I have the stock one but dont think it will hold up to the
motor and tranny i plan to put in place of the 6cyl and manual trans.. My
question is this ... Is there a rear end out of a 70's ford truck that will
bolt in place of my stock one or do i have to do a little relocating of
springs and such ??.. i would really like to not move whats already there
but
if needs be then so be it .. I am in the proccess of blasting the frame
clean
and now is as good a time as any to do such work ... right ?? ... well
thanks
in advance


'73-86 1/2T pickups and '78-86 Broncos are all 9" w/31 spline axles, 65-1/4"
flange to flange.
'66-77 Broncos 58"
Some '69-77 Lincoln/Galaxie are 9", 31 spline. If it has disc brakes, it's
normally a 28 spliner.

If you get lucky, big block 1/2T p/u, cars w/towing package and high
performance 351C cars, Mustangs and Torinos will have the 9" 31 spliners in
nodular cases. They're real scarce and boneyards know the values.

If you're going to shorten the flanges/axles to fit your rig, be sure and
get the 31 spline variety. The 28 spline axle is weaker, and because the
shaft is tapered, it can't be shortened/resplined.

Don't know about spring perch mount compatibility (only the p/u/Bronco will
have spring perches) but one of those would handle most any engine/trans
combo. Measure your existing axle and see what will work.

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Date: Tue, 7 Jul 1998 17:45:16 -0500
From: "Dale and Donna Carmine"
Subject: FTE Perf - air cleaners

Hi all,
I have picked up a e-brock performer and my carb should arrive anyday now.
These will go on a basically stock 351M. I need some ideas on what I can do
for an air cleaner. I would like to keep the hot air riser for better
winter performance but I want an air cleaner that will flow more air. Does
anyone know which stock air cleaners would be lowest restriction and
commonly available from the junkyard?
TIA
dale c
'79 f-150

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Date: Tue, 7 Jul 1998 16:01:06 -0700
From: "Darryl A. Regan"
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - air cleaners

From: "Dale and Donna Carmine"
To: "perf-list"
Subject: FTE Perf - air cleaners
Date sent: Tue, 7 Jul 1998 17:45:16 -0500
Send reply to: perf-list ford-trucks.com

> Hi all,
> I have picked up a e-brock performer and my carb should arrive anyday now.
> These will go on a basically stock 351M. I need some ideas on what I can do
> for an air cleaner. I would like to keep the hot air riser for better
> winter performance but I want an air cleaner that will flow more air. Does
> anyone know which stock air cleaners would be lowest restriction and
> commonly available from the junkyard?
> TIA
> dale c
> '79 f-150
>
>
Keep in mind that if this is the electric choke model carb you made need a
spacer to get the air cleaner to fit right. Personally I chucked the stock cleaner
and went with edelbrock 14"x3" deal. Sorry I cant help you with the stock
setup.


dar6 jps.net
78 Bronco Ranger XLT (460 powered)
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Date: Tue, 7 Jul 1998 19:03:03 -0700
From: "George"
Subject: Re: FTE Perf - air cleaners

From: "Dale and Donna Carmine"


> Hi all,
> I have picked up a e-brock performer and my carb should arrive anyday
now.These will go on a basically stock 351M. I need some ideas on what I
can do
> for an air cleaner. I would like to keep the hot air riser for better
> winter performance but I want an air cleaner that will flow more air.
Does
> anyone know which stock air cleaners would be lowest restriction and
> commonly available from the junkyard?
> TIA
> dale c
> '79 f-150
>
>
Keep in mind that if this is the electric choke model carb you made need a
spacer to get the air cleaner to fit right. Personally I chucked the stock
cleaner
and went with edelbrock 14"x3" deal. Sorry I cant help you with the stock
setup.

dar6 jps.net
78 Bronco Ranger XLT (460 powered)
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The original air cleaner from my 351W with that strange carb fit on both a
Carter 625cfm and Edelbrock 750cfm (same tooling). I'd think, as Darryl
pointed out about looking at the clearance for the the electric choke and
maybe using a spacer, that almost any aircleaner from a 351W P/U or Bronco
about '80-86 would work. Probably many others as carb throats are common
dimensions.

I also use the 3"x14". It'll make your air filter changes, again assuming
you're not subject to Big Brother's Taxes on letting industry be our sole
air polluters, much cheaper. Or you can go with a K&N unit that doesn't
break the wallet real bad after initial purchase.


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Date: Tue, 7 Jul 1998 23:44:37 EDT
From: Trs2000 aol.com
Subject: FTE Perf - proportioning valve compatability?

Does anyone know what years truck have the same proportioning valve as a 73
f100 2wd?


I found a 76 f150 ?

Thanks in advance

Dennis
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Date: Tue, 7 Jul 1998 20:54:18 -0700
From: mmaso gte.net
Subject: FTE Perf - 94 F-250 4wd performance/mileage

My 94 F250 really sucks on the mileage and on top of that, I'm not
real happy with the power output. Don't want/expect a lot, but
something better than the 9-11 mpg hwy would be nice (say, 11-
14??). What are you all getting with your F-250 trucks (351 by the
way)? Is this normal? A little more power would be nice also.
plugs/fuel filter are new, timing is right (I actually advanced it, which
helped from 10 degrees to approx 14. I use super).

Will a K&N help? Any performance/mileage type chips out there?
Recommendations?
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